Good to hear its only a few weeks! I had to take a couple off last month with a strained hamstring, so I know how you feel! I'm sure you'll be back before you know it. You'll just have to keep your excitement at bay when you start back your training. :)
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Fitness Minutes: (195,462) Posts: 9,950 8/26/09 4:50 P
Yes---I will happily rest for 2 weeks knowing that it does not have to be 3 or 4 times that long.
Interesting find about the Ibuprofen Nancy. It makes perfect sense to use it, only to find out that there is this side effect that actually causes it to do more harm than good. Who'da thunk it. I'll definitley ask the doc about that one. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Fitness Minutes: (112,042) Posts: 46,222 8/26/09 3:40 P
GREAT news...2 weeks beats 6-12 weeks if we were talking stress fractures. Hey, not to over step the boundaries of your doc, but when I attended my RRCA running certification class AND a seminar led by Dr Evans they do NOT recommend any anti-inflammatory meds to treat running injuries. There is even a snippet in the July issue of British Runner's World supporting this same deal. The reason has to do with these meds interfering with tissue regeneration and collagen repair not to mention the GI and kidney issues. They say stick with ice and rest. Not too sure if you doc is aware of the new info and I am not suggesting NOT to take ibuprofen.
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